About Straits - Houston

800 Sorella Court
Suite 940
Houston, TX 77024
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Restaurant. Patio. Lounge. Nightclub.
Feast on the cuisine of Singapore and Southeast Asia with family and friends. Inspired by the crossroads of Southeast Asia where many cultures and nationalities live, work and more importantly, eat together - our food is designed for family style enjoyment!
Located on City Centre's Plaza, our 2 patios are perfect for people watching! As the temperatures drop, the Fire Pits will come on.
And, on Friday & Saturday - stay late into the night for a DJ and dancing!

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian, Vegetarian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Restaurant:
11:00AM - 10:00PM: Sunday - Thursday
11:00AM - 11:00PM: Friday & Saturday

Bar
11:00AM - 10:00PM: Sunday - Wednesday
11:00AM - 11:00PM: Thursday
11:00AM - 2:00AM: Friday & Saturday

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 365-9922

Website:
http://www.straitsrestaurants.com/index.php?section=69

Entertainment:
DJ & Dancing starts at 10:30 on Fridays & Saturdays
Bottle Service is available!

Executive Chef:
John Sikhattana

Private Party Facilities:
We have 3 semi-private rooms to accommodate your group of 10-28 & lots of patio space for groups of almost any size!
The entire restaurant is also available for large groups of 75 or more.

Private Party Contact:
jbuchanan@straitsrestaurants.com: 7133659922x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

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Straits - Houston Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

great for outdoor dining (17)
special occasion (12)
good for groups (11)
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fit for foodies (11)
vibrant bar scene (9)
romantic (8)
great for lunch (7)
late-night find (7)
hot spot (6)
great for brunch (6)
neighborhood gem (4)
scenic view (4)
kid-friendly (3)
notable wine list (2)
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Brunch Fun

Dined on April 23, 2016

Saturday turned out to be nice day to eat outside after all the nasty rain we've had. It was utterly 1st time here and we all enjoyed. I've already recommended this spot for brunch to others and one will be there this Saturday

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
food5
ambience5
service4

I love straits!!!! Keep up the good work ...

Dined on April 16, 2016

I love straits!!!! Keep up the good work!!!

food2
ambience3
service4
value2

Not so great!

Dined on April 10, 2016

This place was pretty much empty for lunch and later on a couple of people walked in. I was very excited after seeing the menu but taste wise everything fell flat. Only saving grace for my lunch was the Roti Prata, which was really tasty. Keeping that aside there was nothing was worth the price. Ambiance and service was very good but not so tasty food is a bummer.

Tags: scenic view
food5
ambience3
service1
value2

Great Food - Terrible Service

Dined on April 7, 2016

The really enjoyed the meal - the food was of an excellent quality, despite the beef rending being off the menu (this was the prime reason for our trip). The service however, was among the worst that I have experienced. First - they gave me the wrong drink, then they didn't have the rending (she didn't know until 10 mins after we ordered) then she was unable to substitute it on the set menu for anything unless it was the same value as the rending and lastly the check - the first section was correct, I gave my card and then when she returned, the value had increased by $13, it turned out I had been charged for someone else's meal. We got it resolved but still annoying. Lovely setting and food but the server was terrible.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food4
ambience5
service2
value3

Good food...not so food service

Dined on April 5, 2016

We went to celebrate my husband's birthday and I did mention it in the notes when I was making the reservation. Even then there was nothing special done from the staff side. Food came out quickly but that was it. After that nobody came to check on us. My husband had to go inside to ask for to-go boxes and the waiter handed it to him. The food and ambiance was good but they can do better in service.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
food4
ambience5
service5

Good service

Dined on April 3, 2016

Good service

food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Always a great place to meet and eat with friends.

Dined on February 15, 2016

A great mix of dishes for a large of group of friends who will have a mixed preferences. Whether you like fish, chicken, veggie or beef dishes all are good. Plus the sides and cocktails are great.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

In town from Dallas for Valentine's

Dined on February 14, 2016

My date & I were in town for the weekend for Valentine's Day & found this little gem for Sunday brunch, before heading back to Dallas. We are both admitted, food snobs, & we were both very impressed & pleased with the 3 dishes we ordered while there & we wanted to actually stay in town a few hours later just to come back again to sample their dinner menu, as they were planning a special, 4 course Valentine's Day dinner. We had the chicken lollipops, corn cakes, and some really tasty, shredded chicken taco that was seasoned to perfection! The pineapple mimosa was very good, and I highly recommend it! Overall great weather that day so we enjoyed our brunch outside on the patio, underneath a cabana on a cozy, inviting couch. Great last day in Houston spent at the Straights. We will seek this spot out again when we return to Houston.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Every dish we've had was amazing!

Dined on February 14, 2016

Every dish we've had was amazing!

food5
ambience4
service2

Great food as always, but very slow and ...

Dined on December 30, 2015

Great food as always, but very slow and disorganized service.

food2
ambience3
service4

Large sharable plate was small

Dined on November 25, 2015

The large share plate was very small. My husband and I were very disappointed that the large share plate was only big enough for one person. We were actually still hungry after with ate our dinner and opted for fast food. We probably won't be coming here again.

Tags: late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5

wow

Dined on November 25, 2015

This was the first time we have ever been here and we came for our anniversary. Everything was outstanding and would definitely be coming again. First time for us try this style food and wow it was amazing. Have already referred others to try this place!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service3

Straits Houston, delicious singapore style fare.

Dined on November 13, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the food. The service needs some work- too quick to try to move us along/read the menu/make selections/checked too frequently even when we said we were not in a hurry and wanted time to chat a bit. Understandable when the restaurant is very busy, but this was a Monday night and it was quiet. More training needed.

Tags: fit for foodies
food3
ambience5
service4

The chicken lollipop has always been and ...

Dined on November 8, 2015

The chicken lollipop has always been and will be the best dish for me. It closely resembles the flavor of "bonchon," if anyone is ever looking for good Korean fried chicken. The fried rice dish with brown rice was also very healthy and delicious. The roti prata with garlic and truffle tasted a little bland initially until the truffles hits you. I've always enjoyed eating roti prata but it felt a little dry, a sauce that can both compliment the flavor of truffle and garlic would be ideal. Overall service was great and the atmosphere there has always been warming and cozy.

food2
ambience3
service3

Not very good quality of dishes...

vip
Dined on November 4, 2015

Not very good quality of dishes...

food5
ambience4
service4

A must-try!

Dined on October 31, 2015

Delicious food, fun atmosphere, great location! Gluten free options.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service3

Good was great, staff need to talk to each other

Dined on October 24, 2015

Food was great, service was slow and some starters came out after the main course. I received a call from the restaraunt prior to getting there saying that as I had a party of 5 they would only seat is if two or more people were there. When two of us arrived it turned into a drama to get seated as I was informed the "other" girl gave me the wrong info and then it took forever to get served. Food was great and that was the saving grace

Tags: late-night find
food5
ambience4
service4

Reliable Indian fusion

Dined on October 23, 2015

Straits is one of my "go to" spots. Basic enough that everyone can find things on the menu that aren't scary and exotic enough that you can expand your palate a bit if you are feeling adventurous. Consistently well-seasoned with reliable service. Love the Pad Thai and the Street Noodles.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service1

1. The food is great. It is not Chinese ...

Dined on October 23, 2015

1. The food is great. It is not Chinese Singaporean. It is more Indian and Malay 2. We were unable to get separate checks and the waitress refused to take more than 4 credit cards for the bill. That disqualifies the restaurant for any corporate credit card expenses in my book. 3. The drinks are weak and not well made. The waitress was totally not receptive to any complaints.

food5
ambience5
service5

Food!

Dined on October 4, 2015

The food was excellent. My compliments to the chef. The manager came to our table to greet us and even became our camera man. We were celebrating a 30th birthday. We wore Mardi Gras masks and all. Straits had the perfect ambiance to carry out our theme. We all will go again!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
food4
ambience5
service4

The Flat Iron steak is always delicious.

Dined on September 29, 2015

The Flat Iron steak is always delicious.

food3
ambience4
service4

Good but not what it once was

vip
Dined on September 13, 2015

Overall the experience was good but they've changed their menu and gone are many of the dishes that made it a unique place to dine.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience4
service4

Best Asian Fusion Food in Houston

Dined on August 30, 2015

I have travelled to Asia for years and love Singaporean Food! This is the best I have found in Texas. The Pepper Lobster (their take on Pepper Crab) is excellent! Everything we tried was very good and if you have room for dessert try the Apple crumble with the vanilla ice cream. Also, have a Tiger Beer with your meal, I forgot how much I like Tiger! Cheers

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
food4
ambience1
service4

good food in a sterile environment

vip
Dined on August 22, 2015

Went for a date night and while I find modern style OK for a cool bar or dance place I am a little old fashion to have it with my food. I felt like I was eating in a cafeteria or on the mess decks from my Navy days. Having said that the service was very attentive and the food was excellent.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

Great Fusion Food

Dined on August 15, 2015

With its emphasis on "Singapore Cuisine," Straits really hit the ball out of the park. I saw Indian, Malaysian, and Thai influences in the food, which was incredible. Our server was attentive but not overly so, and the food was perfect for the occasion. My friend and I were very happy with the tapas style dining and found the quantity, quality, and even pricing of the food to be excellent. The ambience was also great for date nights or intimate dinners. Standouts on the menu include the lamb meatballs, vegetable spring rolls, Brussells sprouts, and cheesecake egg rolls.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent!

vip
Dined on July 24, 2015

We only had an hour so we did not have time for a long dinner but it felt like we did! The server was always there when we needed something but not in our face. Love ordering several small plates-always hot and fresh. Delicious dinner!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience3
service4

Good w/ opportunity to be great

Dined on July 19, 2015

Excellent food quality & preparation w/ wonderful flavors reminiscent of Singapore & Indonesia. Service was a bit intermittent with food being delivered by different people unfamiliar w/ who ordered what. Timing of food delivery was a bit off too, with two entree's coming before the appetizers were finished and the final entrée being delayed ~10min. Back ground music was a bit load resulting in the noise level being surprisingly high for relatively early on a Sunday evening (~6:30p) w/ only ~20% of the restaurant occupied. During busy times it would be difficult to hear your dining companions w/o having to raise your voice.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

!!!..Wonderful Service!!! Delicious Plates!! Thx

Dined on July 5, 2015

!!! I love this Restaurant,!!! Very nice ambient,good foods!!!!Snd excellent Service!!!

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience3
service5

Great Experience!

Dined on June 6, 2015

Food was delicious, our server was very attentive, will definetly go back. It was a fun experience exploring the Singaporian cusine.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Second Review, great small plates

Dined on May 30, 2015

Small plates are fun, innovative and delicious. Went with our toddler and received very good service. Would recommend to others.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
food2
ambience3
service2

Nice...but too much fat

Dined on May 28, 2015

Our luch was nice, however the quality of the food was dissapointing. The food was containing too much fat.

food4
ambience4
service4

Always a great food experience at Strait ...

Dined on May 16, 2015

Always a great food experience at Straits!

food5
ambience4
service5

Chicken Legs

Dined on May 11, 2015

The Chicken Legs are really great and could be served as a main entry with 8-10 legs

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service3

Consistenly Good... service has fallen a little

vip
Dined on April 18, 2015

The food and presentation are consistently good and creative. Service in the other hand, has fallen a little. We sat with our water glasses empty for a long while and had to call for a refill. Their white sangria is still my favorite! See you again soon.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service2

Good food, bad service.

Dined on March 26, 2015

Although I made a reservation for my husband's birthday, the restaurant did not consider that great detail. The waitress seemed like a squirrel that had taken redbull because she answered before finishing our questions and gave us an express service like fast food, she had seemed in a hurry for us to get out of the place. The bar is good, and the food too but the atmosphere is better for youth groups. The place is not intimate and romantic.

Tags: good for groups
food4
ambience3
service4

Singapore sampling

vip
Dined on March 20, 2015

I went for dinner with a group of four. We ordered a few small plates and a few large plates to share. It was the perfect amount of food. The coconut fried rice was a favorite, as well as the brussels sprouts. Our server was attentive. The drinks were so-so; our favorite was the white sangria. I would go back for the food.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service3

Creative Food & Energetic Crowd But rushed service

vip
Dined on March 15, 2015

Great Singaporean cuisine, but a bit fast-paced which is okay if you're into that. Went there late on a Saturday evening when the restaurant seems to take on a nightclub atmosphere. The ambiance is hip and contemporary, but I found the service stretched too thin. They were all very busy which made the meal more stressful than I would have liked. The culinary tour is the way to go, just make sure and ask them to pace it and not bring it all at once. The WINE…another issue…we went through requesting at least three wines, all of which they were out of and we ended up with our fourth choice and the manager's involvement. They may focus more on mixed drinks, but this was highly unusual and frustrating as it slowed down getting our wine. You must try this place, just keep the above in mind.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Can't wait to go back ...

vip
Dined on March 14, 2015

From the moment we walked in we knew we made the right choice!!! Attentive service by the lovely Dierdra -- EVERYTHING we had was outstanding. Tuna tartar, a must, pasta with lamb meatballs was super fuel for my long run the next day, outstanding shrimp pad thai ... from start to finish was fabulous!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience4
service5

great place to get many plates and share ...

Dined on March 6, 2015

great place to get many plates and share. the food was good and the waiters were very helpful. try the house made sodas -

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4

This restaurant has been consistent.

vip
Dined on February 17, 2015

Great place to dine in with friends and loved ones. Food is good.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem

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